Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the steering head

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering head / Checking the steering head

1. Wash:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

2. Check:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races Damage/pitting →Replace.

3. Replace:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

a. Remove the bearing races from the steering head pipe with a long rod "1" and hammer.

b. Remove the bearing race from the lower bracket with a floor chisel "2" and hammer.

c. Install a new dust seal and new bearing races.

CAUTION:

If the bearing races are not installed properly, the steering head pipe could be damaged.

NOTE:

  • Always replace the bearings and bearing races as a set.
  • Whenever the steering head is disassembled, replace the dust seal.

Checking the steering head


4. Check:

  • Upper bracket
  • Lower bracket (along with the steering stem) Bends/cracks/damage →Replace.
    Removing the lower bracket
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. 2. Remove: Upper ring nut Rubber washer Lower r ...

    Installing the steering head
    1. Lubricate: Upper bearing Lower bearing Bearing races 2. Install: Lower ring nut Rubber washer Upper ring nut Lock washer Refer to "CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE STEERING HEAD ...

    Other materials:

    Installing the front wheel (disc)
    1. Install: Front brake disc NOTE: Be sure to install the front brake disc with the arrow mark "a" on the disc facing out. Tighten the brake disc bolts in stages and in a crisscross pattern. 2. Check: Front brake disc Refer to "CHECKING THE FRONT BRAKE DISC" on page 4 ...

    Checking and lubricating the sidestand
    Checking and lubricating the sidestand The operation of the sidestand should be checked before each ride, and the sidestand pivot and metal-to-metal contact surfaces should be lubricated if necessary. WARNING If the sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha deal ...

    Installing the front brake master cylinder
    1. Install: Brake master cylinder "1" Brake master cylinder holder "2" NOTE: Install the brake master cylinder holder with the arrow mark "a" pointing forward. Align the end of the brake master cylinder holder with the punch mark "b" on the handlebar. First, tighten the front bo ...

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